How-to guides to help you reduce your agency spend

Hospital and emergency staff

To help you reduce your agency costs NHS Employers has produced a series of four how-to guides to help spread good practice and offer guidance on legislative and legal issues.

These guides provide information and advice on a number of issues including reducing expenditure on medical locums, controlling planned leave and sourcing temporary staff. They highlight best practice and draw upon examples from NHS trusts that have demonstrated considerable success in managing their agency use and spend. 

We have also identified five high impact actions based on evidence from trusts that have been successful in managing their temporary workforce. These show the key actions all organisations should complete to ensure the most effective use of their temporary and flexible workforce. 

In order to realise the greatest potential benefits from the programme it is recommended that you view each of the how-to guides and five high impact changes as a suite of materials and a comprehensive tool to aid workforce reform.

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